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#656231 - 09/02/06 07:55 PM any fairly good free MIDI sequencer software out there?
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Right now I'm using Lime (and just clicking past the nag screens), but I would like to create a MIDI file. However, I can't find where to hear other instruments other than the standard midi piano in LIME, so I think I need another program. As I will be burning the program's folder to disk and using it at a library, I need something that doesn't require any admin access to install, and can be basically run straight from a disk, once I unzip it, for example.

I don't need a ton of features - just mainly a MIDI sequencer (printing sheet music would be a plus, too, but not required) that allows me to select various midi notes, and use piano roll and/or staff notation.

Here's a song I played (live, not pre-recorded MIDI file) on a Casio PX-555r, and recorded (via the headphone jack) onto an mp3 recorder. I'd like to create a MIDI of that song, for example (no, not DIRECTLY from the MP3 - I'd start over from scratch), and polish up the many glitches that are in the song.
Then, I would like to take the MIDI file on a memory card / disk / CD / whatever, and try playing it on a keyboard somewhere.
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#656232 - 09/05/06 10:55 PM Re: any fairly good free MIDI sequencer software out there?
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Here's a list of some free and not-free sequencers: http://www.synthzone.com/midiseq.htm. The free ones include Jazz++ and Anvil Studio. There are several more free ones if you're willing to run Linux.

Music Creator 3 from Cakewalk is pretty cheap ($39 boxed, $29 download), and includes notation and audio recording.

Your requirement of running without a real install may be hard to meet. It might be easier to round up a cheap/free computer. Even an old one will run some of these just fine.


#656233 - 09/06/06 10:09 AM Re: any fairly good free MIDI sequencer software out there?
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Also if you are brave enough to try linux there are many good ones on it (rosegarden, muse...), but i think it's perhaps not what you are asking for.


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